Raising the Bar from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary

Raising the Bar from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary

Jun 7, 2016|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas, Residence Life and Student Housing, Student Organizations, Uncategorized|

Corral Guides preparing for Corral Kickoff Festivities College is a magical time. Pretty much anyone you meet who has been will say that for a number of different reasons: the classes, the personal development, the freedom, etc. For me, what’s made SMU most magical is the people. When I put down my deposit [...]

Meet Peruna and His Handlers

Jun 7, 2016|Campus Life|

In 1932, SMU found its mascot in a 150-pound Shetland Pony who we named Peruna. Since then, SMU has had nine Peruna’s and the current Peruna turned nine on April 15th. Many stories surround this small mascot. Peruna is the most deadly macot in the NCAA after he kicked the Fordham ram in the head [...]

Two-Steps Ahead of the Game

Apr 28, 2016|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Being from California, I was at first unsure of how Texas culture would differ from my own personal experience. However, I came into college knowing that if I wasn’t failing, I wasn’t trying many new things and stretching myself. At first, I auditioned for the a-capella team, Southern Gentlemen. I unfortunately didn’t make the team, [...]

My Visit to the Meadows Museum

Apr 28, 2016|Campus Life, Meadows School of the Arts|

Whenever I give a tour to students, I tell them that the Meadows School of the Arts is my favorite building on campus. As a Pre-Med student majoring in Health and Society and minoring in Spanish and Photography, I have an extremely busy schedule. My studies allow me to use both the left and the [...]

A Friend in Every State

Apr 21, 2016|Campus Life, General|

“A friend in every state.” Although this is a slight exaggeration, it was a main selling point for me that SMU attracted students from all 50 states. When I stepped on campus my freshman year, the only people I knew were my roommate and the few friends I made at the Bay Area accepted students [...]

#SMUBound

Apr 15, 2016|Campus Life|

Summer is rapidly approaching, and I can’t help but reflect upon when I finally made my decision to come to SMU. My father was practically jumping for joy knowing that one of his children decided to attend his alma mater. I, on the other hand was already getting those pre-freshmen nerves beyond belief. My everyday [...]

Rob Lowe at SMU & Other Amazing Speakers

Apr 15, 2016|Academics, Campus Life|

The last thing that most students want to do when they get out of class on Tuesday afternoons is get ready to go to another lecture after dinner at 8pm. There is only one exception—one lecture that students (including myself) dress up for, make plans with friends for, and line up to get tickets for [...]

Spreading Smiles into the Special Needs Community

Mar 31, 2016|Campus Life|

Every smile, every hug, and every “I love you” reminds me that one individual can have a profound impact on the lives of others. Since my middle school years, I have found great joy in giving back to the special needs community, and some of my best friendships have been built within it. In high [...]

Endless Opportunities on Campus and in the City

Feb 25, 2016|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas, Meadows School of the Arts|

It’s Monday, and I’m reminiscing about my weekend, feeling incredibly lucky. Not only did I spend time doing what I love for my major, but I also had an incredible city to experience on my rehearsal breaks! I’m a senior Vocal Performance major, and rehearsals for the opera are in full swing. Next week, I [...]

From California to Country

Feb 11, 2016|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Last Thursday, I went country dancing for the 5th time in my eight semesters of college. This was a special moment because not only is it my last semester at SMU, but it was the first time that I stepped foot in Billy Bob’s, one of the most famous country dancing venues in Texas. Billy [...]

Moody Magic

Dec 9, 2015|Athletics, Campus Life|

SMU storms the court after SMU upset #7 Cincinnati! Welcome to Moody Coliseum, SMU’s 7,000 seat capacity basketball arena. Moody has become one of the premier places in the nation to watch a college basketball game, as well as one of the most feared places for opposing teams to visit. Moody Coliseum was [...]

The Rockwall Experience

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life|

Southern Methodist University has always been a place to explore and expand your interests. The Dedman Recreation Center on SMU’s campus is no exception from this pioneering trend. From indoor soccer to sand volleyball, the Rec Center has many different activities and facilities for students to check out. One of these exiting facilities is the [...]

Start-Ups Start Here!

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life, Careers, Cox Business School, Life Around Dallas, Student Organizations|

Do you have the next Big Idea? Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want to be an entrepreneur? A picture from one of our club meetings. During high school, I started my own automotive accessories business and was fortunate enough to make a profit. Naturally, when I came to SMU, my first priority [...]

Sunday Funday

Nov 19, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Sundays can be either the best day of the week, or the worst – depending on how you look at it. It can either be the last day to cap off a glorious weekend, or the day filled with finishing homework before the dreaded Monday ahead. However, my past Sunday was how every Sunday at [...]

Sunny and 75

Nov 18, 2015|Campus Life, Life Around Dallas|

Enjoying Steel City Pops on a perfect Dallas Day! Enjoying beautiful weather in Dallas just got easier. Here’s my quick guide to spending the day outdoors. 1. Dallas Hall Lawn: You don’t have to go far to enjoy the beauty of a sunny, Dallas day.  Dallas Hall Lawn is the perfect spot to [...]

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